Taco Bell worker arrested for handcuffing himself to woman he wanted to date

Taco Bell worker arrested for handcuffing himself to woman he wanted to date

August 11th, 2011 in Local - Breaking News

Jason Dean is charged with false imprisonment.

A Taco Bell worker was arrested at his Dalton, Ga., home Wednesday night after he handcuffed another employee to himself in the restaurant parking lot.

On Monday night, 24-year-old Jason Dean pulled up next to the 18-year-old woman in the Ringgold, Ga., restaurant's parking lot and handcuffed himself to her wrist, a police incident report states.

She called for help, and several other employees ran outside and talked Dean into letting her go, the report states.

Dean had been trying to go out with the woman for several weeks, and employees had changed her shift so she could avoid him, Ringgold Police Chief Dan Bilbrey said.

Dalton State College campus police arrested Dean two days later with the handcuffs in his possession, Bilbrey said.

Dean, believed to be a volunteer firefighter in Dalton, was charged with false imprisonment, which is a felony, Bilbrey said.

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